Wow! I was gone a long time. I just needed a little space after a roller coaster week. Last week truly represented very high highs and very low lows. Thank you to all of you who shared in both of those extremes. I am moved by the love that I received. But as Robbie Nevil sang (way too many years ago!) "C'est la Vie" or that is life. Whether I like it or not, the lows are as much a part of life as the highs.
So yesterday, I started seeing again and by seeing I mean, opening the eyes of my heart. I saw a man whose coat was torn and open to the lining. My jacket is whole, warm, and pretty cute. I saw two young mothers (not unlike myself) standing on a corner asking for help. I went home to a small but cozy, happy apartment with a full fridge and two happy kids. I saw a retail worker in a store quietly cry as she hung up merchandise. She seemed as if she had not a friend in the world. Since I started blogging, I have made friends all over the world. So much like my money moping a couple of weeks ago, I saw that I had so much more high than low. I thanked God for the time we still have with my FIL and the hope we have received there and I thanked God that Tuna Boy was is no pain and had provided so many years of happiness and companionship. And then I said a prayer for those who did not have what I have.
Finally, my son, along with his precious sister, helped me find those joy colored glasses. (I've put a clapper on them so I don't lose them again!) We went to see lights around the hill country and I listened as my children ooooohed and aaaaahed. And I laughed as they obliterated the lyrics of every Christmas Carol. And I thought, "yeah, life is pretty good".
So thank you for indulging me. But I'm back (I know you were all waiting with baited breath). Stayed tuned... I just got my Secret Santa gift last night. Yay! That post to follow shortly and I have an award to give plus I have an announcement. So to those of you who are still coming after my four day hiatus... More is to come!